In July of 2012 Mr. Brian Takita ran an ad on CL hiring a personal assistant for his "client" and live-in partner - Nadeea Volianova (aka Yana Barsky). He hired a personal assistant by the name of Carolyn Grace Matteo under the promise of payment. Ms. Matteo worked the 4 days for Mr. Takita's client - Nadeea Volianova during the 2012 Comic Con in San Diego. She was asked to work a 5th day but refused.
When it was time for payment Nadeea Volianova told Ms. Matteo that her "manager" Brian Takita would pay her. Mr. Takita refused to pay Ms. Matteo for her services. Additionally, Ms. Matteo was never reimbursed for her expenses - including purchases made for Ms. Volianova under the promise of reimbursement.
Ms. Matteo began blogging about her experience with Nadeea Volianova & Brian Takita at
.....wordpress.com">http://karmicentertainment.wordpress.com When Ms. Matteo learned about her rights she opened a case with the Department of Labor Standards Enforcement in an attempt to remedy the situation and recoup her losses.
Mr. Takita failed to appear at the 1st hearing. The DOLSE deputy phoned Mr. Takita. Mr. Takita denied knowing Ms. Matteo. Mr. Takita denied hiring Ms. Matteo. When the deputy asked Mr. Takita about the evidence produced: emails, text message, and the photos Ms. Matteo took of Mr. Takita's client at the event Mr. Takita stated,"Those photos are useless." The deputy pointed out to Mr. Takita, that he had just incriminated himself.
To date, Ms. Matteo has not been paid for her services, her photography or reimbursed for the purchases she made for Ms. Volianova. A second DOLSE hearing is set for February, 2013.
In addition to Mr. Takita posting what we have knowledge and reason to believe is a "Scam Ad" on CL it has just been brought to our attention that Mr. Takita &/or Nadeea Volianova (aka Yana Barsky) (or perhaps an associate of either) has posted
an inaccurate and misleading "Ripoff Report" (#945984) in an attempt to further harass and retaliate against Ms. Matteo for seeking reimbursement and blogging about what we have knowledge and reason to believe are criminal activities.
Mr. Takita's malicious actions extend above and beyond just the filing of this inaccurate "Ripoff Report". Most recently, a friend of Mr. Takita's - Ito Kobiashi - made death threats against Ms. Matteo, in comments on her Karmic Entertainment blog - allegedly on behalf of the "Russian Mafia".
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Nadeea Volianova can be seen here
The blog detailing an accurate rendition of the sequence of events in this matter can be seen here: Karmic Entertainment
Ms. Matteo is in posession of proof to substantiate all statements herein.